The annual ICBA LEAD FWD Summit is where the brightest and boldest minds in the community banking industry meet to rewrite the rules, uncover new opportunities, and tap unleveraged talents. 

Who Attends

Ambitious, results-oriented community bankers who want to:

  • Attend a leadership masterclass
  • Gain a 360-view of bank operations and management
  • Build a network of like-minded community bankers
  • Accelerate their career trajectories

Attendees Receive

  • Expert insights on hot topics such as cannabis banking, payments and fintech innovation, and leadership growth
  • Strategies to increase operational efficiencies and supercharge bank profitability
  • The latest information on trends and technology affecting our industry
  • An unparalleled opportunity to build a national tribe of industry peers who speak your language and understand your challenges
  • The ICBA LEAD FWD Summit is the best banking conference I have ever attended! We covered a very diverse set of topics and issues, yet the whole thing felt so focused and targeted to growing us as bankers and as people.

    I made connections with bankers from around the country and look forward to reaching out to them in the future. It was also so much fun to meet some of my favorite social media banking friends in real life!"

    Leslie Seeley

    VP Training Specialist, ESB Financial, KS

  • This was my first ICBA event and I gained a lot of good information in a short period of time. The topics discussed were current and delivered by very good presenters."

    Tony Haring

    Vice President, Franklin State Bank, LA

  • The ICBA LEAD FWD Summit allows participants to meet and engage with fellow bankers located across the country. I met some truly amazing people who I will most definitely keep in contact with throughout my career."

    Anthony Niciejewski

    VP Market Manager & Director of Government Banking, Spencer Savings Bank, NJ

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